Journal Development

The MOE quarterly journal, Viplavaḥ: Revolution through Education, is a publication meant to serve the devotee community by providing a medium of communication regarding education in ISKCON. The first issue was published on Janmastami, 2017. Since then, we have released an issue every 3 months.

The name ‘Viplavaḥ ’, which means revolution, was selected based on SrilaPrabhupada’s translation of Srimad-bhagavatam 1.5.11:

tad-vāg-visargo janatāgha-viplavo

yasmin prati-ślokam abaddhavatyapi

nāmāny anantasya yaśo ’ṅkitāni yat

śṛṇvanti gāyanti gṛṇanti sādhavaḥ

On the other hand, that literature which is full of descriptions of the transcendental glories of the name, fame, forms, pastimes, etc., of the unlimited Supreme Lord is a different creation, full of transcendental words directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilization. Such transcendental literature, even though imperfectly composed, are heard, sung and accepted by purified men who are thoroughly honest.